Trains from Peoria to Little Rock

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Peoria to Little Rock. Traveling by train from Peoria to Little Rock usually takes around 11 hours and 52 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance437 mi (703 km)
Fastest train11h 52m
Lowest price$81.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Which train should you take from Peoria to Little Rock?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Peoria to Little Rock. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak111h 52m$107.50
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Peoria to Little Rock every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $81.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Peoria to Little Rock during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Peoria to Little Rock?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Peoria to Little Rock, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Peoria to Little Rock?

The distance between Peoria and Little Rock is approximately 437 miles, or 703 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 52 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Peoria to Little Rock are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Peoria at 3:00pm and arrives in Little Rock around 11 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Peoria to Little Rock?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Little Rock to Peoria.

City Information

Peoria

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Located on the Illinois River, Peoria is one of the best vacation destinations in Illinois. Peoria's irresistible midwestern charm, history, and unique attractions make it a must-see city when in the area.

To learn more about what attracted the late 17th-century French settlers to the area, visit the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Planetarium. Exhibitions here vary yearly, emphasizing local history, natural history, art, and science, with many interactive exhibits for the kids to enjoy.

Take a stroll through Luthy Botanical Garden on a sunny day and enjoy the magnificent conservatory full of orchids and tropical plants. Peoria Zoo offers over 100 different animal species from all over the world. The zoo is open year-round, with many seasonal events throughout the year.

And bring your dancing shoes because Peoria also hosts a vibrant nightlife scene, from live music shows to performing arts events.

Peoria's central location makes it easy to reach. Peoria International Airport provides daily flights from several major cities. Peoria's Amtrak station offers access to various major cities, with trains arriving regularly. Jefferson Lines, Burlington Trailways, and Amtrak Thruway buses provide affordable transport in and out of the city, too.

Little Rock

Little Rock is the state capital of Arkansas and is famous for its history. The city itself is named after a rocky outcrop on the Arkansas River that early travelers used as a landmark.

One of the city's many attractions is the William J. Clinton Presidential Museum, which contains a replica of the Oval Office. It is also home to the Arkansas State Capitol building, built in the image of the one in Washington D.C.

The city's River Market district offers bustling stalls selling food and local products, and there are many cafes, grocery shops, and restaurants. It serves as Little Rock's downtown hub, with art galleries and the entertainment district close by, as well as the 30-acre Riverfront Park, where you can enjoy walking, cycling, and hiking.

The city has the Clinton National Airport for air travel. There's also the Amtrak Texas Eagle service stops in the city before going to cities like Chicago, San Antonio, and even Los Angeles. Bus services come from Dallas, Austin, Texarkana, New York, and more.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Peoria?

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Main departure station: City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

The CityLink Transit Center bus Station is a large, covered bus depot in downtown Peoria, right at the start of the Illinois River. Peoria Charter buses stop here en route to Urbana-Champaign and Normal, with connections across Illinois. There are indoor seats at the bus terminal, plus plenty of restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. The Peoria Mariott and Staybridge Suites both have plenty of rooms if you're staying in the city.

All train stations in Peoria:

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

Where is the train station in Little Rock?

Main arrival station: 1400 W Markham St

Little Rock has one train station.

All train stations in Little Rock:

  • 1400 W Markham St

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